“Run Unified” | Abu Dhabi Half Marathon
Coinciding with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, this year’s Abu Dhabi Half Marathon on Saturday 16 March invites the community to take part in “Run Unified” – an inclusive initiative that will see runners from across the UAE participate alongside Special Olympics athletes competing in the World Games.
Organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, “Run Unified” will take place on Al Hudayriat island and features 11km, 6km and 2.5km distances as well as the half marathon route.
For the Special Olympics athletes participating, the half marathon event is their official World Games competition.
“Run Unified” is part of a series of community initiatives which have been developed by the Local Organizing Committee for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to bring together people with intellectual disabilities and those without to take part in sports activities alongside each other in celebration of a more inclusive world.